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Claris and Qwasar launch low-code app developer training program

 Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary, have launched the Claris App Developer Training Program in partnership with software training provider Qwasar Silicon Valley

This 9-month training program provides learners the opportunity to develop coding and low-code app development skills using Claris FileMaker. The program is designed to open career paths in one of technology’s fastest-growing sectors while helping close the technical skills gap, says Claris CEO Brad Freitag.

The program focuses building both technical and business skills to prepare students for practical real-world application development. Training begins with an in-depth, full-stack programming curriculum, followed by an introduction to Claris FileMaker so participants gain valuable low-code skills, and completes after students learn about Claris Connect, used for creating automated workflows.

Training also features gamification and peer review to motivate and engage students in giving and receiving feedback. Working with tools and languages, such as Javascript, HTML/CSS, SQL, an IDE, Shell environments, and Claris’ own platform, participants learn and develop practical problem-solving skills while gaining real software development experience that employers are looking for, says Freitag.

To foster collaboration, the program includes the opportunity for individuals to join diversity-focused cohorts, with the aim of building diverse and inclusive communities for learners to work together and support one another, adds Kwame Yamgnane, co-founder and CEO at Qwasar. 

Throughout the program, students are part of the Qwasar learning community and join virtual meetings 1-2 times per week. Participants then complete six weeks of projects focused on low-code development using Claris FileMaker and Claris Connect before moving on to a final, internship-like project with a mentor from the Claris Community. 

Yamgnane says this gives students the opportunity to develop their technical portfolio before applying for jobs and internships. Everything about the program is designed to develop skills and the ability to perform, not just knowledge and regurgitation, increasing an employee and learner’s value to their organization.

The training program costs US$50 per month. With nearly 11 million Americans out of work, this program offers students and job seekers a significant opportunity to build their technical and soft skills and gain an edge in the job market, says Freitag. 

Aspiring low code developers interested in applying to Qwasar and learning Claris FileMaker, submit applications to: https://qwasar.io/tech-talent-programs/claris-app-developer-program/.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.